As I understand it, if a band or amateur performance group, has members under school leaving age then the venue host MUST have a licence/permit to allow such group to perform. It is the responsibility of the band to make sure that a license is in place otherwise the band is held liable. If the venue does not hold a licence, the band can obtain a permit (at a cost) but this is for each performance which can amount to a not insignificant cost overall.Why is it important? Your post seems to support the licencing requirement, but you suggest we sign the petition to stop it. Have I missed something?